Update | Two years after launch, the LG V20 receives its first major OS update
Update: V20 users in the US—AT&T and Sprint, notably—have also confirmed receipt of the Oreo update. Sadly, there appears to be a number of bugs. Users yet to update may want to confirm on relevant communities like XDA-Developers and the LG V20 subreddit before installing the update.
The LG V20 is finally receiving its first taste of Android Oreo. The device was released back in November 2016, and was actually the first device to be launched with Android Nougat. Sadly, the V20 has been stuck on Nougat—7.0, even—since then.
According to new reports, however, the V20 is currently receiving Android Oreo, albeit only in the company’s home South Korea for now. We expect that users of other V20 models will start receiving theirs soon.
It’s all a bit annoying, really. Devices released in the same period as the V20 and G6—the Huawei P10 comes to mind—all received the Oreo update ages ago. Even the Samsung Galaxy S7 that was launched half a year before the V20 already received Oreo several months ago, and Samsung’s update record is nothing to applaud.
LG’s update policy is, quite simply, terrible. Perhaps, even, the worst of all the mainstream OEMs. The company claimed to have opened a dedicated Global Software Update Center to facilitate more efficient devices updates but we remain unconvinced.